Over the past couple of years I have learned that as I get excited for the change of seasons from fall to winter and all the good things that come with that (mainly Christmas!), I also have to embrace the fact that it means we are entering cold and flu season yet again with our young kiddos. This year baby brother joined a preschool program for one and two years olds, which has meant that we have had a hard time avoiding germs. My daughter’s immunity has definitely been building over the years, but with baby brother still being so young (and germ filled haha), she seems to have no chance against not getting his colds and flus! No matter how many times I tell her to give him space when he’s sick, she’s still right on top of him. I eventually give up reminding her, because it’s honestly pretty adorable how much they want to be near each other! All I find I can do, is make them the most comfortable when they are sick, by using all my mom tools! Continue reading
I remember the instant we found out we were pregnant; I couldn’t wait to get going on shopping for all the wonderful items that I thought I needed before our daughter arrived. Nine months spent preparing for the little bundle of joy that would later join us; picking out items for her, which turned out to be even more fun than I had expected it to be! I was spending money on all the cute things that caught my eye for her and it didn’t take long to quickly fill up her closet and dresser with all the stuff that I thought she needed.
After the many head colds, flus and two weeks of influenza that we experienced in both our kids last winter, keeping my kids healthy and as free from viruses as possible is my ultimate goal this year, even more so than ever! Continue reading